Nematode larvae in fossilized animal coprolites from lower and middle Pleistocene sites, central Italy.

  title={Nematode larvae in fossilized animal coprolites from lower and middle Pleistocene sites, central Italy.},
  author={L. F. Ferreira and A. Ara{\'u}jo and A. Duarte},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={79 3},
Nematode larvae were found in mineralized animal coprolites collected in lower and middle Pleistocene sites, central Italy. Coprolites collected in 4 paleontological sites dated from 1.5 million years to 30,000 years ago were identified as of Hyaenidae (Mammalia, Carnivora). Checklists available for present-day Hyaenidae did not permit identification of the larvae found. This is one of the most ancient parasite findings in coprolites. 
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